Guests find that the taste of a clambake is also unique. Seasoned from the bubbles found in the seaweed and a hint of smoke house flavoring, lobsters and seafood aren't like those one would find at a restaurant. What's more, since the clambake cooking process bakes the food, there isn't the mess like lobsters from a clamboil where the food is steamed and water may collect in the lobster's shell. So, even though guests are using their hands to enjoy their meal, table settings may be formal. McGrath finds a lot of couples incorporate some type of ocean theme in their centerpieces -- sailboats or gold fish bowls while others dress up their tables with ornate linens.
Article written by Colleen McGrath, McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
McGrath Clambakes offers all of the amenities found at the most upscale weddings ~ china, linen, silver service plus a tent, tables and chairs are included in pricing options. Sit down-serve or buffet service is available. Guests can enjoy the traditional hour with an array of native' hors d'oeuvres, like "stuffies", along with traditional scallops wrapped in bacon. Prices for a McGrath Clambake start at $56 per person plus tax and gratuity.